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Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

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Canton, Ohio
Reviewed 26 September 2014

Stunning! Modern, elegant yet understated hotel. Stunning floral arrangements and lighting will "wow" you! Hotel service is very polite and accommodating. Our room was very cozy chic with a view of the canal. The bathroom was minimalist but extremely functionally. We loved the cozy lib ray bar. The hotel is in a premier locations which offers easy walking distance for...

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Felixstowe
Reviewed 24 September 2014

I have used one word in the title to describe this hotel. Everything about it can be summed up in that one word.... Superlative. Over the years my wife and I have been to Amsterdam four times. Last week, for the first time, we spent five nights at the Sofitel Grand. The moment we walked through the doors we were...

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Reviewed 24 September 2014

We stayed at the Sofitel on our last trip to Amsterdam. First of all, this is an old hotel with a lot of history so you have to overlook the size of things like the elevators and bathrooms. That being said, the old charm is what makes this hotel such a unique place to stay. We stayed in a one...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

First of all I would like to thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. It is a great pleasure to learn that you appreciated the uniqueness and rich history of the building. I am happy that, even for such a long stay, you felt comfortable and at home in the suite that you booked. We feel very...

Ontario, Canada
Reviewed 21 September 2014

Not much to complain about here, the location is second to none in my opinion. The staff were helpful and accommodating. Our room was a little tight, but probably standard by European size. The only downer was the food & beverage. You can see my T/A post on Bridges. There is too many awesome places to eat in Amsterdam, so...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

We very much appreciate the time you took to share your feedback with us. I am happy to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that the staff was helpful throughout your stay. I regret to learn that the restaurant was not living up to your rightful expectations and will ask our Food and Beverage Manager to look...

Ireland
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We were made very welcome from the moment we walked in, we had a lovely room overlooking the canal, very comfortable and quiet, especially when it was only a few mins walk from Dam square or Spui tramstop. Throughout our stay the staff always had a few words with us in a friendly manner. We also enjoyed the short tour...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Your kind words are very much appreciated, and I have shared them with the entire team! I am happy and proud to read that our staff made your feel comfortable and welcome in an accommodating manner. We take great pride in sharing the rich history of the building and it is therefore a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed...

Nottingham
Reviewed 20 September 2014

We have visited the Grand several times and have enjoyed each visit. I have mentioned before the many positive features that the hotel provides, so the only one I will reiterate is that the hotel's beds are the only ones where, from the first night, I sleep as comfortably as when I am at home. My experience is that without...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

It is so kind of you to take the time to share your very much appreciated feedback on TripAdvisor. It is great to read that our Sofitel My|Bed has created a ‘home away from home’ feeling for you and I am happy to inform you that they are a key feature of all Sofitels! What a pleasure it is to...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 September 2014

Possibly the best hotel in Amsterdam and a large celebrity following, this hotel is superbly located on the edge of the Red Light district with some rooms situated on the canal. Not a cheap place to stay but faultless service from reception, to concierge (who personally escorted us to our canal cruise), housekeeping etc. Superb breakfast - hotel really feels...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Your comment makes me very proud of my team and I would like to thank you for sharing it. Besides the fact that you enjoyed our central location it is even more important that you felt relaxed and closed off from the busy city centre which is right around the corner. We look forward to welcoming you back to Sofitel...

Reviewed 16 September 2014

Had a great weekend in Amsterdam, the hotel staff were on hand at all times to meet any request. The biggest disappointment was the food. We had several meals over the course of our stay but the food did not live up to expectation and was extremely overpriced.

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your comments. I am thrilled to learn that our staff were on hand at all times. I do however regret to read that the level of quality did not live up to your rightful expectations. Thank you again for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back to Sofitel Legend...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 11 September 2014

I would like to issue a warning regading this hotel. Some years back I recived a Voucher for free of charge stay after some serious service issues and ever since I have tried to use the voucher at lest 5-6 times and beeing told there is no rooms available. However rooms can be booked on internet ! They issue these...

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RemcoGroenhuijzen, General Manager at Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam, responded to this review

It is correct that the vouchers we hand out are labeled with an expiry date. I am very sorry to hear that some of the dates you requested were not available in our system. Please allow me to respond that after I received your request yesterday I directly responded that we will honor your request and extend the validity of...

The Woodlands, Texas
Reviewed 10 September 2014

My wife and I recently spent 4 nights at this wonderful hotel. The location, staff, and rooms were outstanding. We enjoyed everything about our stay. Loved that everything we wanted to do or see was within easy walling distance. We will return to this property.

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It is a pleasure to read that you have enjoyed the convenience of the location of the hotel and I very much appreciate that you took the time to leave your comment on TripAdvisor. Thank you also for your kind words about our staff. We hope to welcome you back to Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam in the near future....

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Staying in Red Light District (De Wallen)

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Red Light District (De Wallen)
To visit Amsterdam and not explore De Wallen (the Dutch name for this area) or to go only to gawk at its saucier aspects would mean missing the opportunity to view some of the city’s most picturesque canals, historic landmarks, and impeccably presented examples of traditional local architecture – not to mention Amsterdam’s own Chinatown, Europe’s largest Buddhist temple and more local treasures. Sure, there are some less salubrious activities drawing the curious to this age-old part of time. Nevertheless, the Red Light District is still a very safe and incredibly fascinating area where at the turn of a corner you can be transported from the dingy glow of modern day neon red to a glorious 16th century Delft blue dreamscape.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
SOFITEL LEGEND THE GRAND AMSTERDAM.Furnished with French elegance and grandeur, the hotel welcomes a variety of visitors, from the trendy Amsterdam elite to royal brides or famous international movie stars. In each of the rooms, the restaurant, the hallways and the beautiful garden terrace, design and history captivate and seduce everyone into visiting. ROOMS & SUITES.Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam offers 177 spacious rooms, including 52 luxurious suites, amongst which 14 individually designed Suite Apartments: lodgings in 17th century canal houses. The rich history of the hotel is, as naturally, incorporated into the new architectural details in many ways. WELL BEING.Access to the relaxing SoSPA is complimentary for all hotel guests. It is the ideal place to unwind and pamper yourself. SoSPA houses an indoor heated swimming pool, a private Turkish steam bath, a Jacuzzi, a sauna, private treatment rooms and a SoFIT fitness area. INSPIRED MEETINGS.The 17 fully equipped banqueting and conference rooms, five of which are listed as historic monuments, provide the ultimate venue for meetings or conferences in Amsterdam. All rooms have natural daylight and are equipped with the latest technical facilities. BRIDGES RESTAURANT.The modern and trendy fish restaurant serves dishes with an emphasis on sea food and fish, mostly Dutch organic produce with a French twist. Bridges bar and lounge are the heart of restaurant, offering exclusive wines and vintage Champagnes. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam

Address: Oudezijds Voorburgwal 197, 1012 EX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Region: The Netherlands > North Holland Province > Amsterdam > Red Light District (De Wallen)
Price Range: RM1,450 - RM3,812 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Sofitel Legend The Grand Amsterdam 5*
Number of rooms: 177
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Also Known As:
Sofitel The Grand Amsterdam Hotel Amsterdam
Accor The Grand Amsterdam
Sofitel Amsterdam
Amsterdam Sofitel
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#7 Spa Hotel in Amsterdam
#7 Family Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Romantic Hotel in Amsterdam
#8 Business Hotel in Amsterdam
#13 Luxury Hotel in Amsterdam
#24 Green Hotel in Amsterdam
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“Get a suite, if your budget will allow it. Upper floor, overlooking the canal is great.”
WesleyS996, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“You get some street noise on the canal side, but it's minimal and I enjoyed it. Can't go wrong (canal vs non-canal).”
playbaltimore, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Canal rooms at the back of the hotel are probably better in terms of noise and privacy”
tigana123, 11 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We upgraded to a room facing the canal (but at the back of the hotel) - the road in front of the hotel is probably going to be too noise.”
JeCCTn, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“The fifth floor has a view over the city”
Honky_Richard, 2 Apr 2017 | Read review
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